Cool Sites – February 20, 2013

Posted on Feb 16 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Favorite Bible Verses
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Produce Selection, Handling, and Storage
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – March 2, 1904
3.4 Fun Science: Make Oobleck or Gak at Home
3.5 Technology: Free Course: “Intro to Computer Science” from Harvard University
3.6 Music: Making Music Fun
3.7 English: Classics-Based Writing – Condolence Letters
3.8 History: All About Presidents Notebooking Unit
3.9 DIY: Repurpose a Playpen or Crib into an Indoor Laundry Rack
3.10 Kitchen Tip: Video – How to Load Your Dishwasher Like a Pro

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Favorite Bible Verses

See 238 of the most popular Bible verses. It’s a great list to memorize over the course of a few years and is suitable for daily copywork.

www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Popular-Bible-Verses.php

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Produce Selection, Handling, and Storage

See these tips for selecting, handling, and storing produce to get the best and make it last. You’ll save money while you eat your daily fruits and veggies.

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/fruits-vegetables-selecting-handling-storing-tips/#.UQbD72c72Sk

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – March 2, 1904

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up. There are plenty of resources on the web for any “Seussologist,” but you could start the day with green eggs and ham.

www.seussville.com/printables/geah_recipes.html

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3.4 Fun Science: Make Oobleck or Gak at Home

Here are a couple recipes for fun. Make “oobleck” or “GAK” at home–but be prepared for a hard time getting the kids back to lessons! Some Internet searching will reveal potential science lessons for this fun stuff.

www.skiptomylou.org/2013/01/08/oobleck

www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/24/how-to-make-gak-slime

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3.5 Technology: Free Course: “Intro to Computer Science” from Harvard University

This series of 20 lectures offers an “introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.” See the site for a more complete description. This series was recorded for a course at a secular university; it is recommended that parents review the material first.

www.youtube.com/course?list=ECF8A834F810575A94&feature=edu&category=University%2FEngineering

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3.6 Music: Making Music Fun

Making Music Fun offers many free resources and even has a “Homeschool Teacher Index” page (under “Music Library” near the bottom of the homepage). There is a section on composers with free printable coloring pages, word searches, and biographies. Use their free beginning lessons on music theory and instruments of the orchestra. The site has a free newsletter too. Material is geared toward elementary school students.

www.makingmusicfun.net

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3.7 English: Classics-Based Writing – Condolence Letters

This is an introduction to a lesson in a paid subscription, but there are still great pointers to be gained from “Writer’s Toolbox” and what follows for this lesson. The lesson happens to be on writing condolence letters modeled on a letter by Abraham Lincoln. The introduction is at the first link; the second link is the Wikipedia article on the letter with the text of the letter. Get your FREE, one-year subscription to schoolhouseteachers.com when you register for the convention and access this course–and lots of others–year round!

http://schoolhouseteachers.com/schoolhouse-teachers/classics-based-writing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixby_letter

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3.8 History: All About Presidents Notebooking Unit

“All About Presidents” is a detailed notebooking unit that can be used to research and report on the office of the President of the United States. A free president report unit, which can be used to report on the president(s) of your choice, is also available. Sign up for the free newsletter from TheHomeSchoolMom and get a free country unit study too.

www.thehomeschoolmom.com/schoolroom/unit_studies/office-of-president-unit-study.php

[Note: This material is being shared by permission. Please direct friends to the website if they would like their own copy.]

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3.9 DIY: Repurpose a Playpen or Crib into an Indoor Laundry Rack

If you have an old (and possibly unsafe) wood slat playpen or crib, here is one way to get more use out of it–convert it into an indoor clothes drying rack with these directions.

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/indoor-laundry-rack-from-a-repurposed-playpen-or-crib/#.UQYGy2c72Sk

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3.10 Kitchen Tip: Video – How to Load Your Dishwasher Like a Pro

Do you want clean dishes with less work? There really is a professional video that demonstrates the way to load your dishwasher to get the best results! You’ll find out how to make the machine do its job–instead of you having to rewash by hand.

www.dishwashersinfo.com/Features/How-to-Load-Your-Dishwasher.htm

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